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Sep 1, 2000
Frontier Airlines Names Manager, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Denver (September 1, 2000) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) has named Steve Gundersen as city manager of its newest destination, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, effective Aug. 28, 2000. Frontier Airlines begins inaugural service to Washington National on Sept. 7, 2000. Gundersen most recently served as customer service coordinator at the airline's Salt Lake City operation. Gundersen, 27, will oversee the airline's contracted operations at Washington National and will report directly to Regional Director of Station Operations-Eastern Region Kevin Pederson.
"Steve has exhibited great leadership ability during his tenure at Frontier and is highly regarded by the management at Salt Lake City," said Pederson. "Washington National is a high-profile destination and we're confident Steve will represent Frontier in a positive manner."
Gundersen's airline experience includes serving for Phoenix-based America West Airlines as customer service agent in Orange County, Calif. and supervisor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to joining Frontier, Gundersen initiated a computer software business. He currently lives in Salt Lake City and plans to relocate to Washington D.C.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines serves 22 cities coast to coast with a fleet of 25 Boeing 737 jets and employs approximately 2,200 aviation professionals. The airline is the second largest jet service carrier of Denver International Airport with an average of 112 daily systemwide departures and arrivals. Unlike other airlines, Frontier's low fares do not have a Saturday night stay requirement. In addition, Frontier offers frequent flyer miles in Continental Airlines' OnePass® program. In 1999, Frontier was named "Best Low-Fare Carrier" by Entrepreneur Magazine in the publication's sixth annual Business Travel Awards. Also in 1999, the airline received the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) prestigious Aviation Maintenance Technician Employers Diamond Certificate of Excellence Award, which provides special recognition to airlines that have 25 percent of eligible employees complete an advanced aircraft maintenance training program. One hundred percent of Frontier's maintenance employees completed the advanced maintenance training program. Frontier's Web site may be viewed at http://www.frontierairlines.com .